Why the Germans Do it Better : Notes from a Grown-Up Country-9781786499752

Why the Germans Do it Better : Notes from a Grown-Up Country

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Author(s): Kampfner, John (Editor),
Binding: Paperback,
Date of Publication: 27/08/2020,
Pagination: 320 pages,
Series: N/A,
Imprint: Atlantic Books
Published By: Atlantic Books
Book Classification: Germany, European history,
ISBN13\EAN\SKU: 9781786499752

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Emerging from a collection of city states 150 years ago, no other country has had as turbulent a history as Germany or enjoyed so much prosperity in such a short time frame. Today, as much of the world succumbs to authoritarianism and democracy is undermined from its heart, Germany stands as a bulwark for decency and stability. Mixing personal journey and anecdote with compelling empirical evidence, this is a critical and entertaining exploration of the country many in the West still love to hate.

Raising important questions for our post-Brexit landscape, Kampfner asks why, despite its faults, Germany has become a model for others to emulate, while Britain fails to tackle contemporary challenges. Part memoir, part history, part travelogue, Why the Germans Do It Better is a rich and witty portrait of an eternally fascinating country.